2023 Festival Schedule

Our 2023 Festival Schedule is here, and our ticket carts are open, so get ready to plan your best fest yet!

See the full schedule HERE.

Buy tickets HERE.

New? Take a moment to read this overview of events for the week:

Sunday, March 19: We kick off the Festival this year with our annual Stella Shouting Contest at 4 pm in Jackson Square.

Wednesday, March 22: Our opening night event features scenes from Tennessee Williams' plays performed by some of the most exciting talent in New Orleans theatre and a special guest star!

Thursday, March 23: Writer's Craft Sessions for writers of any experience level, literary walking tours, plus our annual Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading—a Festival Favorite!

Friday, March 24: More Writer's Craft Sessions; our annual Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference (and you don't have to be a scholar to attend—it's fun and informative!); our literary discussion panels begin; walking tours continue.

Saturday, March 25: Literary discussion panels and walking tours continue; Poppy Tooker's Drag Queen Brunch is back, this time at Bourbon House.

Sunday, March 26: Literary discussion panels and walking tours continue; our Drummer & Smoke music series is at Palm Court; and we'll close with a celebration of up-and-coming writers and wish a Happy Birthday to Tennessee.

Our theatre partners, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans, are producing The Night of the Iguana Thursday - Saturday nights and at 2 pm on Sunday.

We're launching our new theatre series, The Last Bohemia Fringe Festival, with nightly shows at the Twilight Room Thursday - Saturday.

Saints and Sinners LGBTQ+ Literary Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a writer's craft series, literary panel discussions, a reading series, welcome reception, book launch celebration, and closing reception Friday - Sunday.